Books

A True Blast from the Past

By Brian Fawcett | 2015 July 27

Brian Fawcett finally reads Cyril Connolly’s The Evening Colonnade after 40 years. He wishes he hadn’t waited so long.

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Letter from Berlin: Quo Vadis, Greece?

By Stan Persky | 2015 July 24

Questions about Greece that maybe even the Delphic oracle can’t answer.

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Hobo with a Shotgun

By John Harris | 2015 June 3

John Harris reviews Rob Budde’s award-nominated Dreamland Theatre, and the Prince George Poetry War continues

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Self, with or without Selfies

By Stan Persky | 2015 May 5

Look in the mirror. Who do you see? Or: What do you see?

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For Interpretation: Susan Sontag

By Stan Persky | 2015 February 11

On the tenth annivarsary of her death, Daniel Schreiber’s biography revisits the life of Susan Sontag.

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Love in Venice

By Stan Persky | 2014 April 27

What to read on the way to Venice.

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Dirty Laundry

By Stan Persky | 2014 February 1

Stan Persky on a sex biography of Gore Vidal.

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Cliffhanger

By Stan Persky | 2014 January 24

Stan Persky checks out a new book that asks, “Should we read in the digital age?”

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Re-re-reading Gore Vidal: A First Anniversary Requiem

By Stan Persky | 2013 July 18

It’s the month of the first anniversary of the death of writer Gore Vidal. Stan Persky remembers.

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Real World Happiness

By Norbert Ruebsaat | 2013 July 4

Norbert Ruebsaat’s reflections on families, happiness and Brian Fawcett.

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